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A la Maison Bistro
A la Maison Bistro

A la Maison Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alamaisonbistro.com
  • Phone: (484) 412-8009
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Comfort Food, Provencal
  • Executive Chef: Owen McCaffrey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Please contact management for more information on off-site catering for your holiday parties or events.
  • Private Party Facilities: A la Maison can accommodate 94 guests in their dining room, with an additional 40 outside in season.
    A la Maison also has a chef's table that can accommodate 10-14 guests.
    Please contact management for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Management (484) 412-8009
  • Entertainment: Wednesday Evening Jazz Trio and Thursday Evening String Quartet

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ardmore Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Ardmore Business District offers street parking as well as a metered lot located directly behind the restaurant. All parking is free after 6 pm - including permit parking. There is a rear entrance to the restaurant from the parking lot.
A word from A la Maison Bistro
A la Maison Bistro is an elegant French inspired BYOB located in the heart of Ardmore at 53 W. Lancaster Avenue.

A la Maison's talented chef and staff serve rustic French fare that is classically inspired, yet distinctively creative. The charming atmosphere is sure to suit any guests needs.

A la Maison's traditional menu features an Onion Soup, Moules Frites, Steak Frites, St. Laurent Salmon, Bouillabaisse, and much more. The restaurant also offers a full service coffee/espresso bar.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Consistently excellent food and service with reasonable prices."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "It is hard to find a restaurant that is consistently way above average. A la Maison is one. You can't say enough about the consistent very good food and high caliber service. The menu is consistent and always good. The specials are always very good and something to look forward to. The attention to quality and detail is very refreshing considering todays restaurant scene of get them in, get them out and sloppy service."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Service was slow but there seemed to be only one waitress. And it didn't matter for us..."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Nicely decorated, courteous service, thoughtful menu and specials, delicious food. But two hours for four to dine -- quite long on a relatively slow night. Overall a good experience at a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food was terrific and the service was top notch. When my husband filet came out and was not quite right, they immediately made it right, were very sincere in their apologies and the replacement was out of this world. We have been there many times and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "great food and wine dinner. Second time at this restaurant both times were very good."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "always a winner. Nice to be there on a "slower" nite when the noise level was lower than usual."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "would like it even more if they took American Express"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Heard this place was great, guess we hit it on a very OFF night. Owner was less than excited to see us when we were greeted. Ordered an arugula salad and was served chicory NOT arugula which was extremely bitter. The Bouillabaisse broth was very bland and the mussels were definitely NOT fresh, extremely small and shriveled. My wife ordered the lamb chops which were cooked the correct temperature but extremely tough. We left most of our food on the plate because it was inedible and the staff did not notice or make a comment."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Wonderful French bistro BYO on the mainline, decor is reminiscent of Paris. Hearty bistro selections, causal atmosphere, attentive (but not overly) service. One of my favorites."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This was a special event. Owner Ted Miller organizes many of these special events, they are prix fixe and have always been outstanding. While the 5 course dinner prix fixe was not inexpensive, i was clearly worth it! They served up fabulous Grand Cru & Premier Cru wines with the dishes they presented. Delicious wine/food pairing. Fun. Restaurants in the burbs get so stale! Unchanging menus/formats. It's refreshing that they mix up their offerings at A La Maison."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "great restaurant I loved the salad and the salmon dish with lentels."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Given the nice weather we decided to sit outside, other than noisy traffic, we were happy with the choice. Mussels were disappointing, the usual Maison sauce lacked taste, don't think I'll order it again, was once a favorite. My husband enjoyed his steak & frites...the frites there are always great! Another favorite dish there is the trout, next time I'll try that again. Service was very nice, enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Interesting menu specials, fresh ingredients. An all-around good experience. Our server, Roseann, was delightful. Will certainly return."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our waiter was very attentive, but the dinner was a little disappointing. I had brunch here once and it was vey good so maybe I was expecting too much."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We took my father to A la Maison Bistro - what a find! We all enjoyed the items on the brunch table, as well as the food that we ordered to accompany the brunch choices. The food was extremely well-prepared and delicious. The service was extremely attentive. The atmosphere was quaint. Parking in the back lot was very convenient. This will become one of our regular restaurant choices!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We've been here a couple of times, and it's rapidly becoming our favorite multi-course, multi-hour dining experience in Philadelphia. All four of us were completely stuffed at the end, but all of the food was well-prepared. Special mention to the pea soup, but the steak course was melt-in-your-mouth good also. Every course was very good. The location is convenient -- would be great if they had an outdoor space, but with Lancaster Ave at the front and a big parking lot in back, it's tough to imagine how they could make that happen."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My husband and I had a marvelous dinner at A La Maison. Everything we had was just amazing - the cheese plate, the steak frites and the halibut special and the desserts...yum....."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Wonderful BYO in downtown Ardmore featuring varied menu selections with authentic country French flavor. Service very attentive but not overbearing. Overall ambience and atmosphere very relaxing. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Not only very good food and great service, but some good music too. What a surprise on a rainy Thurs. night! My friends and I enjoyed our dinners especially the mussels which were so good. We will return to this attractive local spot."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We RARELY return to the same restaurant' but will return to this one! "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I enjoyed the food, but everything else was not good, slow service, over booked, no apologies for slow food, service and water "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "A La Maison is a wonderful French restaurant like you would find in a neighborhood in Paris. Not at all pretentious - just very good food ranging from seafood, which is a specialty, to delicious pates, nice cheeses, fantastic desserts and divine coffee (La Colombe). Best of all, it is a BYOB, so you can bring your favorite wine!!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "everything in its place. food is spectacular. prices reasonable. service very good. this is a perfect place to spend the evening with friends, or alone with a volume of baudelaire, a bottle of bordeaux, and a pot of mussels. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "A newly discovered gem (for us) of a French Restaurant in Ardmore. Elegant ambience with fine Frenh food make for a great place for couples, groups or special occasions."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "although not usually open on sundays, a la maison was open for sunday brunch on mother's day and did a great job!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Wonderful meal as always. We are never diappointed when we dine there. Service and food outstanding. It is a real treat."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "feels like being transported to France, delicious, fresh and great ambiance and service."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Wonderful food- and our waitress Roseanne was awesome. Always a great experience here. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Thursday night at A La Maison; Good friends, Moules Frites, Endive salad and good wine plus fabulous service from Christina. Five stars!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Very nice, good food as usual, but please introduce a few new dishes keeping them as good as the old ones."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Wonderful food, outstanding service and great ambience.....special live French music.....as good as any French food I've had in New York (including Les Halles)....a little on the expensive side, but certainly more than worth it.....if you love good French food and a full menu, you'll love this place"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We went to a special night with music and a Prix Fix menu. It was wonderful. The musicians were so talented and the food was delicious. We always have a great meal here and this time was no exception. My favorite special place. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We arrived and they had set us up right in front of the Jazz group (fine for me). We sipped our wine waiting for the other two couples. When our friends arrived, they wanted a different table where we could talk more and they accommodated our change graciously. Our Canadian friends enjoyed the food as much as we did and we ended up talking and sharing until we closed the restaurant. All in all, we had a lovely evening."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The ambience of the restaurant was nice. Mellow lighting and warm colors. The food was disappointing. The French Onion soup was served with the cheese burned. The Chicken was about a minute and a half over-cooked, though still tasty. The profiteroles were very good. The service throughout was spotty. I had the feeling our waitress had too many tables to serve. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Have been several times. As always, food and service is excellent. Charcuterie is a must. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "As a duck lover, I know of what I speak...The duck was overcooked (tho I had requested "medium rare" as any good duck should be). It was also tough and not succulent. We were charged extra for switching our vegetables even tho I cannot eat swiss chard and my husband cannot eat sweet potatoes which come w/the duck. At $30+ a platter, I must say that is appalling!!! Has the restaurant changed chefs on a Monday night? Perhaps that was the problem. The onion soup is good. The profiteroles also, but the duck...forget it!!! I don't know if we shall return to this restaurant soon, even tho we have gone there frequently in the past and it is conveniently located for us. Service is friendly and quite good. Shame the food is not."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "A great BYOB. Everything we've ever had has been great. From their delicious crusty baguette and homemade ketchup with French fries to the mushroom risotto. You can have a light delicious salad, a sandwich, or a lovely entree. They are versatile and everything is great. Wonderful and pleasant staff as well."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Overall an excellent neighborhood gem- only criticism is the tables are packed together so there is not much room."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We are at A la Maison Bistro on a Friday evening and really enjoyed it. The food was wonderful! The duck gets 5 stars and the salmon 4. The duck pate and cheeses were also wonderful! Our server was friendly but not too intrusive. The ambience was great for a Friday night dinner. What I loved is that despite having such excellent French food, the environment did not feel pretentious at all. We would definitely return and recommend the restaurant to friends."
    Dined on 4/4/2014